Aella is a treble choir composed of advanced singers from the National Capital Region, which performs without a conductor. Described by Classical Ottawa as "everything modern choir should be – innovative, technically precise, joyous, comforting and representative," Aella was founded in 2016 by Jennifer Berntson. The group came together to sing exciting and compelling pieces from the treble repertoire.
Founding Artistic DirectorJENNIFER BERNTSON has a BMus in Voice from Mount Allison University and MA from Carleton University, where she researched collective music-making as an expression of protest. Her great love of music for treble voices comes from nearly a decade as a member of the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, with whom she toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since moving to Ottawa, Jennifer enjoys sharing her passion for music through teaching, conducting, and performing, and has established a thriving voice and piano studio. She is the conductor of the Ottawa Children's Choir's newest and youngest choristers in Prima Choir. Jennifer’s free time is ideally spent with a lot of coffee, a pile of science fiction and fantasy literature to read, or the latest video game from BioWare.
More about the choir on its website: www.AellaChoir.com
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